Opportunities for Students
Building financial foundations can be…fun! With Invest in Girls, you’ll learn skills you need to make important life decisions–and gain confidence about managing your money.
At Invest in Girls, we’re investing in you
How you earn, spend, save, and think about money is all part of becoming who you are. Learning about student loans, credit cards, budgeting–and more–is key to your success as you move into adulthood.
We are here to start you off with free online and in-person opportunities for awesome girls like you.
Start learning with Invest in Girls and get the knowledge that you deserve. You’ll take these live courses online with a group of high school girls and a dedicated teacher.
Be the Chief Financial Officer of Your Life
In this introductory series of 6 workshops, you will learn the basics of personal finance, including:
- Creating a budget
- Using credit cards
- Understanding interest rates
- Paying taxes
- An introduction to careers in finance
Be the Chief Investment Officer of Your Life
After completing Part 1, students are invited to participate in another series of 6 workshops to learn the basics of investing, including:
- Saving vs. investing
- Stocks, bonds, and funds
- Building an investment portfolio
Be the Chief Executive Officer of Your Future
Ready for the next step? Topics to be covered in Part 3 will help set you up for success in applying for college, an internship, a job–and a career. Topics include:
- Interviewing and negotiating skills
- Presenting yourself in the workplace
- Building a financial safety net
Not Sure Where To Start?
Our “Be the Chief Financial Officer of Your Life” workshop series helps you be confident in saying:
Our “Be the Chief Investment Officer of Your Life” workshop series helps you to be confident saying:
3 Ways to Connect to Your Future
Hey, girls! The world is your oyster, and we know some professionals who are eager to share their pearls of wisdom with you…
The 8-week Exploring Finance course from Invest in Girls is an online program that features professional women in investment banking, corporate finance, portfolio management, venture capital, and more.
These successful women working in the finance industry will showcase what’s possible for you in the world of work.
A great way to gain knowledge, insights, and connections is through the Invest in Girls Mentorship Program.
You are paired up with an amazing woman in finance for monthly conversations throughout the school year. Your mentor has been there and done extraordinarily well. Your conversations might cover:
- How she became interested in financial services
- Her course of study in college/graduate school
- Her early career experiences
- Approaches to building a network
- Advice on applying for internships and jobs
- Guidance on professional etiquette in the workplace
- Entry-level opportunities in the industry
When opportunity knocks, will you open the door?
Invest in Girls students are invited to observe the inner workings of leading investment and strategic advisory firms while completing an independent research project on the importance of women as professionals in finance.
Applications will open in Spring 2024.
Here’s what students have to say about Invest in Girls
I’ve gained so much knowledge and confidence from Invest in Girls and the incredible women I have encountered because of the program.
IIG has changed my perspective that finance is something that only men can do. It’s something that young women can do too and being part of this change is important to us.
Financial literacy is so important because money is everywhere. It was an amazing feeling to finally understand how things work, and now I think I can explain it myself.
IIG is a program of the Council for Economic Education, who each year hosts national events for teams of high school students who show what they know and compete against their peers across the country in a super-fun way. Give it a try!
National Personal Finance Challenge
Build and demonstrate your knowledge of money management in the National Personal Finance Challenge (NPFC). Work with a teacher or coach to enter a team and prepare for your state’s competition. Not only is participating in the NPFC gratifying, it’s a great way to show what you know, have a chance to compete in the national finals, and win cash prizes.
National Economics Challenge
Test your knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and the international economy in the National Economics Challenge (NEC). Work with a teacher or coach to enter a team and prepare for your state’s competition. This team learning activity is like an Olympics for economics with a chance to compete in the national finals and win cash prizes.